Gastroenterology is the care and treatment the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and liver and you may need to consult with a gastroenterologist if you experience health concerns with your:
- Esophagus (the tube that connects your mouth to your stomach)
- Small intestine
- Bile ducts
While there are various reasons for seeing a gastroenterologist most would include noticable issues with:
- Food coming back up after you swallow
- Severe diarrhea
These issues could minor concerns but then they might also be signs of a more serious condition. Gastroenterologists are specialists in this area who have the tools and expertise to diagnose you correctly. Just a few of the diseases and conditions they manage include:
- Crohn’s disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Cancer of the esophagus
- Colon polyps
The Gastroenterology Team at Crossroads Community Hospital offers care for people dealing with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), bloating, constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain and more.
The GI Team at Crossroads Community Hospital performs the following procedures:
Colonoscopy with removal of colon polyps, biopsies, control of bleeding and other modalities via colonoscopy
For diagnosis and treatment of colon cancer screening, colon polyps, diarrheal disorders, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, colitis, colonic/rectal bleeding, anemia and other.
EGD (esophago-gastro-duodenoscopy, also known as upper endoscopy) with biopsies, removal of upper GI polyps, control of bleeding and other modalities via upper endoscopy
For the diagnosis and treatment of peptic ulcer disease, heartburn, acid reflux, Celiac disease, stomach and food pipe cancer, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, upper GI bleeding, anemia and other.
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